ND Jobless Rate Falls

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Jun 20, 2014 at 12:26 pm

How low can it go?   North Dakota’s unemployment rate slipped to two-point-four percent in May.  That compares to two-point-six in April and two-six one year ago.    Michael Ziesch of job service says the state continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the nation.

Vermont…Utah…and Nebraska are close behind at three-point-two…three-three…and three-point-four percent respectively.    Ziesch says despite the low rate and some 27-thousand available job postings over ten-thousand workers are technically unemployed.

By comparison the not-seasonally adjusted national jobless rate was six-point-one percent last month.


North Dakota Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data
                                May 2014        April 2014        May 2013
Unemployment Rate     2.4%                2.6%               2.6%
Unemployed              10,059             10,670            10,508
Employed                  401,870           395,416           392,805
Labor Force                411,929           406,086          403,313




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